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Coats has three hits to
lead TCU past Texas Tech
Nebraska downs Cal, Stetson edges Harvard,
NDSU tops Bucknell
Fort Worth, Texas, Jason Coats went 3 for 5 with a triple, two
runs and two RBI as TCU topped Texas Tech 7-4 Monday for its
fifth straight victory. Scott LeJeune had a two-run single in a
three-run third as the Red Raiders (10-5) took the early lead.
The Horned Frogs (7-6) answered with a pair in the third before
a five-run explosion in the fifth made it 7-3. Josh Elander went
2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for TCU. Preston Morrison (3-0,
5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 K) earned the win in relief, while Kaleb Merck
fanned two in a hitless ninth for his fourth save. Bo Altobelli
had three hits for Texas Tech.
Nebraska 9, California 5
In Lincoln, Neb., Pat Kelly and Josh Scheffert
both went 2 for 4 with two runs and three RBI as Nebraska split
its four-game series with California. Scheffert had a three-run
homer to cap an eight-run fifth for the Cornhuskers (10-6).
Tyler Niederklein (2-1, 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the
victory. Tony Renda (3 for 5, HR) and Danny Oh (2 for 3) both
drove in two for the Golden Bears (11-4).
Stetson 9, Harvard 7
In DeLand, Fla., Ben Carhart had a two-run double
to highlight a five-run second as Stetson defeated Harvard.
Robert Bruce had two hits, including a double, and two runs for
the Hatters (13-3). Tucker Donahue (1-0, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) got the
win in relief, while Robbie Powell worked around two hits in a
scoreless ninth for his fifth save. Jack Colton had three hits
and two runs, while Carlton Bailey homered and drove in three
for the Crimson (1-6).
North Dakota State 16, Bucknell 8
In Winter Haven, Fla., Zach Wentz had a two-run
homer to put North Dakota State ahead for good in a nine-run
third in defeating Bucknell in a battle of Bison. Wes Satzinger
(2 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R) homered and drove in four, while
Michael Leach went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI for NDSU
(9-5). The Colwell brothers, Tim (3 for 5, 2 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI) and
Nick (2 for 4, 2 BB, 4 R, 2 RBI), also had big games at the
plate for NDSU. Trevor Jaunich (1-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) earned the
victory in relief. David Duffett had three hits and two RBI,
while Travis Clark went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs for
Prairie View A&M 6-11, Texas Southern 4-1
In Prairie View, Texas, Brad Benes went 3 for 4
with two runs in the nightcap as Prairie View A&M swept a SWAC
doubleheader from Texas Southern. The Panthers (2-0, 7-7) scored
in six of eight innings in Game 2 in run-ruling the Tigers (0-5,
9-7). Dominiq Harris (2 for 5, 2B, 2 R) and Andre Oliver (2 for
4) both drove in two for Prairie View. Derrick Mitchell (3-1, 6
IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 3 BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Louis Hubbard went
1 for 3 with one RBI for TSU. In the opener, Stef Hernandez had
two hits and two RBI to lead the Panthers. Cameron Logan went 2
for 4 with a homer and two runs for the Tigers.
BYU 19, Nebraska-Omaha 9
In Omaha, Neb., BYU scored multiple runs in four
of the first six innings in outscoring Nebraska-Omaha. The
Cougars (6-6) tallied five in the first, three in the third, six
in the fifth and three in the sixth in building a 17-6 lead.
Brock Whitney (2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI), Kelton Caldwell (3 for 5, 2
R, 2 RBI), Tanner Chauncey (2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Adam Law (2
for 3, 3 R, 1 RBI) all had big days at the plate for BYU. Alex
Mortensen (2 for 3, 2 R, 4 RBI) and Cory Buckley (1 for 3, 2 R,
2 RBI) both homered for the Mavericks (3-13).
Iowa 2, Eastern Illinois 1
In Auburndale, Fla., Iowa scored twice in the top
of the ninth to rally past Eastern Illinois. Jacob Reese (2 for
4) drove in Nick Priessman (2 for 4) with a two-out base hit in
the fourth for the Panthers (5-9). Ryan Rumpf drove in the tying
run for the Hawkeyes (4-8) in the ninth and Dan Sheppard’s
sacrifice fly gave Iowa a 2-1 advantage. Nick Brown fanned two
in the bottom of the ninth for his first save, securing the win
for starter Sasha Kuebel (1-0, 8 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 7 K).
Winthrop 8, Valparaiso 6
In Rock Hill, S.C., Winthrop took control early
with a five-run second and held on to defeat Valparaiso. Justin
Hopper went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, while Matt
Lobacz added two hits and two RBI for the Eagles (3-14). Michael
Gilroy (1-2, 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 K) earned the win, while Preston
Johnson (2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K) notched his first save. Tanner
Vavra went 2 for 5 with a double and a home run for the
San Jose State 6, Columbia 1
In San Jose, Calif., Kyle Hassna allowed one
earned run in seven innings in his first career start as San
Jose State downed Columbia for its fifth straight win. Hassna
(1-0) gave up two hits and three walks while fanning four. Mike
Aldrete pitched two hitless innings with one strikeout to secure
the win. Jacob Valdez went 3 for 4 with three RBI for the
Spartans (9-8). Alex Black had both hits and drove in the lone
run for the Lions (2-7).
USF 2, Yale 1
In Tampa, Fla., Matt Reed and Austin Adams
combined on the five-hitter as USF nipped Yale. Reed (2-1)
allowed five hits and one run in 6.2 innings with one walk and
three strikeouts. Adams worked 2.1 hitless innings with one walk
and three strikeouts to register his second save. The Bulls
(11-6) scored both their runs in the fourth. James Ramsay had
two hits and one run for USF. Cam Squires went 1 for 3 with one
RBI for the Bulldogs (2-7-1).
Bradley 7, Fairfield 6
In Winter Haven, Fla., Rob Elliott went 4 for 4
with two steals and three runs as Bradley edged Fairfield. Greg
Partyka had two hits, including a double, and three RBI for the
Braves (7-5-1). Danny Gifford (2-0, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K)
picked up the win. Anthony Hajjar had a three-run double in a
four-run third for the Stags (5-8).
Mars Hill 5, Gardner-Webb 3
In Boiling Springs, N.C., Tim Crawford pitched a
four-hitter as Mars Hill downed Gardner-Webb. Crawford (1-4)
allowed three earned runs with four walks and four strikeouts.
Coty Pate went 2 for 4 with two RBI for the Lions (9-17). Benji
Jackson went 2 for 2 with a double, one run and one RBI, while
Brad Collins went 2 for 2 with two runs for the Bulldogs (9-7).